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An expanded reissue of Balefires (2007). Includes four additional stories.
A collection of horrific, weird, and fantastic tales by a master storyteller
and creator of best-selling military science fiction. Here are weird stories
set in the present, along with alternative histories filled with gritty realism
and exacting detail as well as an assortment of horrors and monsters. Most of all,
here are the tough heroes who throughout time master their own fears and face
the very real terrors that haunt existence.
Sometimes these heroes win a partial victory. Sometimes it’s enough to go down fighting.
Before Drake was a best-selling author of military science fiction, he was a prolific writer of horror and fantasy short fiction. “Denkirch,” Drake’s first sale, is here, and well as many stories set in the worlds of his fantasy novels (Ranks of Bronze, Lord of the Isles, and others).
More than just a collection of stories, Night & Demons features extensive story notes that chronicle the development of one of science fiction's most popular writers, and provide detailed snapshots of the larger-than-life editors, publishers, and writers with whom Drake has worked throughout his career.